Gould on the Cambrian Explosion
Here is what well-known Harvard paleontologist Stephen J. Gould had to say about the fossils of the Cambrian Explosion:
The Cambrian explosion is the key event in the history of multicellular animal life. The more we study the episode, the more we are impressed by its uniqueness and of its determining effect on the subsequent pattern of life's history. These basic anatomies that arose during the Cambrian explosion have dominated life ever since, with no major additions. The pattern of life's history has followed from the origins and successes of this great initiating episode. S. J. Gould, Of Tongue Worms, Velvet Worms, and Water Bears, Natural History 104 (1995), 15.
Kansas science standards now include reference to these fossils. And the Washington Post thinks that is unconstitutional.
I wish a major media outlet would do a program about these amazing fossils, and why many lobbyists are trying to keep information about them out of science classes. I wish a reporter would ask a leading politician whether she thinks Kansas was right or wrong to include these fossils in their science standards. Instead of intelligent design, let's have a national debate on the Cambrian fossils.